This honestly my first time doing something like this and its pretty hard to start
My name is Warren, i'm 23 years old currently living on my for about almost a year now. About 2 years ago I had a lot going for me and well I can't say that life turned upside down for me but as it would be an understatement but it did. I had a steady job, lots of caring friends, my family, and someone I looked to as the love of my life, but I took actions and slowly began being involved in a lifestyle that ultimately started to affect me and how I am currently going about trying to correct the mistakes of my past. At about the age of me just turning 21 years old I was working for a large corporation that but I was unsatisfied with my income, not being able to get things i wanted, do the thing I wanted to do or provide for the people i wanted or needed to provide to when I wanted too. I committed a 3rd degree grand theft and experienced my 1st time ever being incarcerated for a night. Frankly speaking; it was hell. From that point on I made it a mission to never put myself in that position again and go back to the basics i was told growing up "work hard for what you want". after 2 months of not working and spending money on lawyers and court fees trying to keep my family and friends out of everything I was finally able to get a decision on my case. 2 years of probation to pay off the debt i owed to the company I worked for and would be free to relive my life to allow myself to grow from my mistake. During the course of this time frame I was finally able to get decent job opportunities, applied for rehab due to the emotional disconnect i started to develop from going crazy over my reactions and the eventual drug abuse I began to develop. Once I started to realize that I wasn't getting better but actually worse I quit working to go back into programs to help me fall back in place and to stay on track for the rest of the year still paying my debt as much as possible but because of my age it was hard to find places to live due to me being stuck in my home town because of my charges. I would starve myself, stop being around my loved ones and became introverted to accomplish my goals the way i thought was proper. Eventually i went to probation and was told that my debt was already payed off but the court charged me $3192 in random fees and another $2000 for the rehab i took. Right now I still currently live on my own, still trying to meet ends meet up as I try to stay focused on this I don't feel like I am no longer moving forward. I wanted to finish college, live with my mom who lives on her own, finish a comic I've always wanted to right and actually be able to live like a normal 23 year old but with all my living expenses its practically no longer possible to even try to make any progress. I have until the end of the year to raise the money needed to actually allow me to get out of this bind but with only being payed $1600 a month when the cost of living in my area is $1500, school and medical expenses combined makes me incapable of doing anything. I am really asking for the help of the online community to help me get myself back together. I've never pleaded for help to this extent but I am at a true breaking point where this pretty much what i have left. Everything that is raised here will basically be going to my court expense and the expense of my rehab and schooling since i can't receive financial aid. Please help me get my life back together.